Keighley brewery Timothy Taylor just missed out on a heady accolade at a leading festival in London (From Keighley News)
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Keighley brewery Timothy Taylor just missed out on a heady accolade at a leading festival in London
7:00am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
Keighley brewery Timothy Taylor just missed out on a heady accolade at a leading festival in London.
The company’s Boltmaker – formerly Best Bitter – was among the finalists at the Great British Beer Festival, the flagship event of the Campaign for Real Ale.
But the tipple was narrowly defeated for the title.
More than 800 beers from the UK, plus brews from as far afield as America and Germany, were on offer at the event, which ran at Olympia until Saturday.
A spokesman for Taylor’s, which has won countless awards over the years, said: “We were pleased to reach the finals, even though on this occasion we didn’t win.”
Ales from two other local breweries were on sale at the festival.
Naylor’s brewery, based at Station Road in Cross Hills, was there with its Cravenbrau. The 3.8 per cent ABV ale is brewed using lager malt along with traditional ale malt.
And Goose Eye brewery treated festival goers to its Chinook Blonde. The 4.2 per cent ABV pale beer is the Ingrow Bridge-based family firm’s best seller.
Dave Atkinson – who with his dad, Jack, owns the brewery – said that last year Chinook got through to the final judging for the Champion Beer of Great Britain.